Smart Communications, Globe Telecom and DITO Telecommunity are among the three (3) major mobile network service providers in the Philippines. Smart has Sun Cellular and TNT (Talk ‘n Text) as their subsidiary networks, while Globe has TM (Touch Mobile) and GOMO.
With all these mobile network providers operating in the country, telling what network a phone number belongs to is a headache.
Why Is It Important to Know the Network of a Phone Number?
Before calling or texting someone, it is important to know what mobile network he or she is using. Doing so can help you save extra prepaid load and prevent unwanted charges on your load balance, especially if you have a regular load.
Even if you are registered for a load promo, you still need to check what network that person is using prior to making a call or sending an SMS. It is to make sure that the airtime credits consumed in performing that action are from the load promo you are subscribed to.
Or else, it will consume your remaining regular load balance.
How to Know Someone’s Mobile Network
There are two ways to check the mobile network of any mobile phone number in the Philippines.
The first one is through our interactive form, and the second one is through our tabulated list of the latest prefix numbers.
Using Our Interactive Form
Our interactive form is easy to use. Below are the steps.
Step 1. Click here to open the interactive form.
Step 2. Enter your phone number in the local format.
Step 3. Click the “CHECK NETWORK” button or simply hit enter.
And done! Our form will tell you exactly what network that phone number you entered belongs to.
Using Our Tabulated List of Prefix Numbers
Before going on to the list, you need to first get the prefix number of the phone number you want to check. A prefix number is the first four digits of the 11-digit mobile phone number.
Now that you have it, it’s time to check for it on the list of prefix numbers below. Once you find it, look at its right portion. There you will see the corresponding mobile network for that prefix number.
If the phone number is in international format, simply take the first five digits of that mobile number and change “63” to “0”. You should now have a four-digit number you can use for checking.
Here is the full list of mobile number prefixes for 2022, by What Network Philippines.
|PREFIX NUMBER||MOBILE NETWORK|
|0813||Smart or TNT|
|0900||Smart or TNT|
|0904||Globe or TM|
|0905||Globe or TM|
|0906||Globe or TM|
|0915||Globe or TM|
|0916||Globe or TM|
|0917||Globe or TM|
|0926||Globe or TM|
|0927||Globe or TM|
|0935||Globe or TM|
|0936||Globe or TM|
|0937||Globe or TM|
|0945||Globe or TM|
|0946||Smart or TNT|
|0953||Globe or TM|
|0955||Globe or TM|
|0956||Globe or TM|
|0957||Globe or TM|
|0958||Globe or TM|
|0959||Globe or TM|
|0960||Smart or TNT|
|0963||Smart or TNT|
|0964||Smart or PLDT WiFi|
|0965||Globe or TM|
|0966||Globe or TM|
|0967||Globe or TM|
|0975||Globe or TM|
|0976||Globe or GOMO|
|0977||Globe or TM|
|0978||Globe or TM|
|0979||Globe or TM|
|0982||Smart or TNT|
|0985||Smart or TNT|
|0995||Globe or TM|
|0996||Globe or TM|
|0997||Globe or TM|
|0998||Smart or TNT|
If the above list is too much for you to handle, you can switch to our simplified list. In this list, we sort out the prefix numbers above for each network.
Just click on a mobile network you like below.
Understanding the Mobile Number Prefixes
In the Philippines, the telecom companies – Smart, Globe, Sun, DITO, TNT, and TM – use a prefix number as a unique identifier to determine a phone number’s mobile network.
In layman’s terms, these numbers are called “prefix numbers” since they are located at the start of any 11-digit phone number. Its the first four digits. If a phone number is in international format, use the reference below.
We have a phone number: 639123456789. To get its prefix number, we simply take out the first two numbers, 63, and replace them with zero (0). Now we have 0912 as the prefix number.
If we look at the list above, it is loud and clear that the mobile network of 09123456789 is TNT.